Posts Tagged ‘development’

The Development Team By Ron Frey

Time to Build Your Development Team! As one of my clients recently said, “Finding the right donor development person will take a miracle.” Finding good employees for any ministry job these days is challenging. From his vantage point, the combination of very high costs of living in his geographic area combined with the moderate salary…

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The Nonprofit Staffing Crisis By Molly Dickerson McKinley

The Staffing Crisis That’s Hitting Nonprofits A new report on America’s multi-billion-dollar nonprofit fundraising industry suggests it is on the brink of a staffing crisis that could affect millions of people. America’s 1.5 million-plus charitable organizations face a “severe shortage of qualified fundraisers” that could seriously restrict their efforts to raise critically needed funds —…

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Culture is the Secret Weapon of Brand Impact By Mark Miller

  Do you know what’s your secret brand impact weapon? First of all, brand impact is not something your organization has, it is your organization! It’s made up of tangible and visible elements: a logo, a website, print collateral. But it also involves the intangible. It’s the sum total of how others perceive you. It’s…

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Job Title and Charitable Giving By John Curtis

Don’t think Your job title can hurt charitable giving?  Russell James, Ph.D. at Texas Tech University has recently completed the first-ever study of the Effectiveness of Fundraiser Job Titles. His findings should give any Christian organization’s Development or Advancement staff reason to pause and, perhaps, move away from organization-centered titles to more donor-focused titles… his…

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Under Development By Alex McElroy

Under Development with the Right Foundation Recently, in my neighborhood, it seems like there is always a new house under development. There are construction vans in the alley behind my house and cranes lifting 2 x 4’s and drywall. Often, I am rerouted while driving because streets have been blocked off because of the construction.…

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4.30.15 CLA Webcast: Why Do We Have to Ask?

Have you ever wondered, “If God will provide, why do we have to ask for money?” If so, you’re not alone. Tune in to Christian Leadership Alliance’s monthly Webcast.  Fundraising and organizational development veteran, Rick Dunham, leads this month’s session. Join him as he unpacks: The spiritual connection between money and our relationship with God…

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The Power of Prayer in Kingdom Fundraising

By Jim Loscheider Years ago, one of my mentors shared a powerful concept that resonates with me to this day. He said, “the glory of God is our highest priority and prayer is our first work.”  Of course!  Everyone who’s been transformed by Christ will eventually discover that God owns it all, and we are simply…

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Kingdom Outcomes: Day Three Highlights

Today are the highlights from the last day of the 2014 CLA National Conference in Dallas. The theme of this year’s conference is Kingdom Outcomes.  Best Shots Most Popular TWEETS via #CLA 2014 @maurilo Best introduction of any sponsor at CLA. @Agroup was introduced to the tune of the Adam’s family song. LOVED it! #CLA14 @ToddAdkins We…

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